Year 10 Southwark Cathedral Trip
On the 10th and 16th January, the Philosophy, Religion and Ethics students went on a trip to Southwark Cathedral at London Bridge. The students had the opportunity to ‘hot seat’ the Dean of the Cathedral. This meant that the students had the fantastic opportunity to ask any questions about his faith and his personal views on current affairs. One student asked ‘What was your New Year’s resolution?’ to which he replied ‘to eat less red meat and more fish’. Another student asked ‘Would you baptise your child or give them the opportunity to choose themselves?’ and ‘What are your views on women in the church?’. It allowed students to understand more about Christian beliefs which they are able to apply to their GCSE.
They also had a tour around the beautiful Cathedral, where they got to learn about its history, including looking at a beautiful stained glass window dedicated to William Shakespeare. They also had the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test when learning about baptism and to run through what would happen during a baptism ceremony. Some of the students were lucky enough to try on the Bishop’s robes. It was a fantastic trip, which the students thoroughly enjoyed.